More than two years after it was enacted, the US House of Representatives is finally holding a hearing on the impact of the Muslim Ban.
2 Indian asylum seekers were deported, one on his 63rd day of hunger strike; 2 men remain on hunger strike, 68 days
Sharqawi Al Hajj is one of Guantanamo’s “Forever Prisoners”. He was taken into custody in 2002, tortured by the CIA and U.S. partner forces until 2004, then transferred to Guantanamo Bay, where he has spent the last 15 years. He has not been charged with a crime.
On Monday, August 20, in powerful testimony, that man took the stand in federal court. Under oath he detailed how, last week, a naso-gastric tube was inserted into his nose.
In the wake of continuing white supremacist violence, including the shooting at El Paso, Texas, some politicians, law enforcement associations, and figures in the media are talking about creating a new domestic terrorism law..Defending Rights & Dissent Policy & Legislative Counsel (and journalist!) Chip Gibbons penned an article for In These Times “Expanding the Powers of the FBI Is Not the Solution to White Supremacist Violence.” He made a number of media appearances to talk about it.
Defending Rights & Dissent is deeply concerned by an official statement by the US Ambassador to Israel stating that boycotts against Israel are “not free speech.” It is deeply chilling for any US official to make such a statement.
Five Fordham University students have won a landmark legal victory against Fordham University, which sought to prohibit them from forming a Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) club at their university.
The Families Belong Together Corporate Accountability Committee responded to U.S. Bancorp and Barclays joining the list of banks that will not finance private prisons.
An administrative judge in the disciplinary trial of the officer who killed Eric Garner recommended termination.
These men are on hunger strike for their freedom after suffering prolonged detention, lack of due process, and discrimination. Yet ICE continues to escalate their retaliation against these men by subjecting them to involuntary procedures they refuse.